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Thread: chalk over a stencil

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    Senior Member barb55's Avatar
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    chalk over a stencil

    I was wondering if any one can tell me how to keep the chalk on my quilt. It just comes off before I can finish a design. I just do a little at a time, but it comes off almost before I get started. I hope someone know what to do. Thank you
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    hair spray, but test first

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    What type of marking chalk are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    What type of marking chalk are you using?
    I'm useing the quilt pounce. I put it on and before I can get it under the sewing foot it is coming off and loose my design.
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    What a great question? Wish I had the answer.

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    I have heard of using hair spray to keep the loose chalk on longer. I would test it on a sample first and make sure the alcohol in the hairspray didn't cause the fabrics to bleed. I would also check to see how the chalk/hairspray removes from the fabric after stitching.

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